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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

The Boy Who DaredDay 264, Tuesday...the executioner works on Tuesday. Shivering, trembling, lying awake waiting a thin, huddle figure Helmuth. He listens for the footsteps coming closer, closer, towards his cell, and wonders if this is the day...

In the beginning his patriotism is unwavering, but eventually his world is turned upside down. How can Helmuth keep silent? He devises a plan to defy the German government, by printing pamphlets that tell the truth. He regrets that Karl, Rudi, and Gerherd are drawn into his plan.
Suddenly he knows what he must do to keep his friends safe...at any cost, no matter what.

Book is written in flashback, a heroic German youth who dares to go up against the regime.
(rated: Young Adult, 6 grade and up)


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